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Institutional Review Board

What is the IRB, and what do we do?

The IRB at TAMUT helps researchers, participants, and the community to be confident that research conducted at the university is ethical and protects human subjects consistent with the Belmont Report principles.

If you're a researcher, we provide you with training to help you protect human subjects in your research, and we review of your research to help you feel confident you are effectively balancing risks and benefits of the research. We are here to help you conduct the best and safest research you can.

If you're a participant in research, we help protect your interests in the research process by helping researchers evaluate their research for potential risks to you, their participants. We also are here to help if you believe your welfare has been or may be compromised by research you participated in.

If you're a member of the community, we help you to feel confident that the research at the university is conducted in accord with federal, state, and local ethical norms, regulations, and guidelines for research. If you believe that human subjects research at the university is not acting in the public interest or compromising the public trust, we are here to receive that information and act upon it.

The federally mandated Institutional Review Board (IRB) coordinates with the Human Research Protection Program to assure the protection of human research participants and to ensure Texas A&M University-Texarkana's compliance with the laws and regulations governing human subject research. Any such research conducted by Texas A&M University-Texarkana faculty, staff, or students must be reviewed and approved prior to being initiated.

Do you want to engage in Human Subjects Research at the university?

There are a few (relatively) easy steps to receive IRB review and approval for your Human Subjects Research.

  1. Complete the mandatory Human Subjects Research ethics and protection training (link below).
  2. Complete and submit the IRB application form (link below).
  3. Receive your approval (or exemption) letter from the IRB.
  4. Recruit your participants and collect your data!
  5. Close your study upon completion of data collection and analysis.

If you are faculty, staff or a student conducting a project in which you are collecting data from human subjects with the intent of disseminating the results beyond the confines of the universityyou must complete the Standard IRB Application.

If you are an instructor who embeds a required research project in a course, please use the table below to determine whether the Classroom IRB Application or the Standard IRB Application is appropriate for your project. 

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The University Institutional Review Board welcomes your comments.

IRB Chair: Dr. Yusun Jung 
Email: yjung@tamut.edu - Phone: 903-223-3009 
Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 7101 University Avenue, Texarkana, Texas 75501

Decision Table for Classroom Data Collection

Scope of Project



Students will collect data from human subjects who are 18 years of age or older. May be part of class assignment. There is no intent to publish or disseminate the results outside of the class or project.

No application required; informal IRB Review available upon request. 

- Population is not protected

- Project is not considered research

Students will collect data from human subjects who are of any age or older with the intent to publish the results outside of the university or as part of thesis or dissertation.

Standard IRB Application

 - Project is considered research

 - Population may be protected


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